How to Get More Kefir from Powdered Kefir Starter

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It probably goes without saying that I am interested in sustainable food ways. I like nourishing food that we can make over and over again from simple ingredients. I like making things myself and believe that homemade anything is better than store-bought everything. I like to reduce waste in my kitchen and in my landfill.

So you might think that something like a powdered kefir culture wouldn’t make it into my kitchen on a regular basis, at least not when milk kefir grains are available. Right now I actually have both milk kefir grains and powdered milk kefir culture creating quarts and quarts of probiotic goodness. I’ll get to the reasons I’m a fan of this powdered kefir culture in a minute, but first let me tell you something else that I recently figured out.

I’m sure I’m the last person to have thought of this, but just in case I’m not, here’s how I am making way more milk kefir than I initially thought I could get out of a single packet of kefir starter.

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Fermenting the Garden (and tips for fermenting in the heat)

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For many of us, this is the time of year to lock summer’s bounty away for those long winters. Whether you’re taking advantage of a sale at your local grocery store, picking up a haul from the farmer’s market, or bringing in an apron full of produce from the garden – these fresh, delicious vegetables… 

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Giveaway: 20 Free Kombucha Starter Culture Coupon Codes!

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How would you like to win a free Kombucha Starter Culture coupon?  Today is your day!  There are four possible entries per person.

The Newbie’s Guide to Cultured Food: My First Month

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I’m totally new to cultured foods. Until a couple months ago I had never heard of kefir or kombucha, and had no idea how easy and inexpensive it was to make yogurt at home. (I would’ve eaten a lot more yogurt in college had I known…) Getting into cultured foods has had its ups and… 

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A Closer Look: Organic Lemon Peel Granules

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Lemon is well-known as a freshening ingredient in many DIY recipes, from lotions to body scrubs to shampoos. Try Organic Lemon Peel Granules in your next homemade soap, using our Melt and Pour Soap Bases. Personalize your products with your favorite essential oil!